NFL Draft Prospect: Hugh Marquise Spence , Senior, 6’0, 180lbs Merrimack College, WR3 min read
Hugh Marquise Spence , Senior, 6’0, 180lbs Merrimack College, WR
The Englewood NJ, wide receiver is one of biggest diamonds in the rough in this year’s upcoming draft. Playing at Merrimack College Spence started his career as a D-2 standout however, when the College got bumped up to D-1aa he really got the opportunity show he belonged. Spence has flown under the radar, but after a strong FCS Bowl performance heads will begin turn
NE-10 All-conference Selection
Standing at 6’0 feet tall, Spence is a good receiver to put in the slot and be a match up nightmare for LBs and slot corners. Spence greatest attribute of his game is his understanding of the route tree. There is no route this kid can’t run, he understands how to use his eyes to manipulate DBs and his football iq helps him find soft spots in zone coverage. Spence possesses great hands and will make catches in traffic thanks to his underrated catch radius. My only wish is that a D-1a school gave this kid a chance to show how highly capable he is.
Areas to Improve:
Spence has good size but does need to bulk-up adding 5-10lbs to just help him endure the hits that come from playing in the slot. Spence is quicker than fast, however he runs a 4.56 which is great and I think he’ll only get more explosive by the time he gets to a camp. The biggest question mark against Spence will be if level of collegiate competition is an issue. However, I think it is not something to think too hard about, if you can play than you can play. Hugh Marquise Spence can play.
80 out of 100
Upside Jarvis Landry – Lowside Danny Amendola
Analysis By: John Robinson NFL Analyst NUC Sports
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